Inside Azure Datacenter Architecture with Mark Russinovich

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To offer a Microsoft Azure technical overview from the subject matter expert and CTO, Mark Russinovich, I am re-publishing in this post a highly educational and informative session of Mark during Microsoft Ignite 2021 event. Many things may have changed since then but this video definitely is a very concise introduction to all things Azure, … Read more

Linux distributions and tools for education

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Introduction Whether you are a total beginner, novice or experienced Linux user or administrator, there is always space for improvement and for learning new things around the Linux operating system. By expanding your Linux knowledge, you invest more broadly in computer operating system technology learning, which can be applied in any other operating system. This … Read more

Cross training curriculum for developers and systems engineers

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Introduction In modern IT workplaces, work roles and job descriptions have evolved to include responsibility areas which go beyond what traditional roles would have thought of. Whether you are a traditional software developer or systems engineer, expanding your knowledge sphere to areas of the “other side” is always useful and should be sought after to … Read more

How IT projects work and how IT people see each other

This post briefly presents a humorous version of how things practically work in IT projects and how relations between IT people are evaluated from each side. How IT projects work From initial concept to final implementation, billing and documentation, this video says it all. How IT people see each other From developers, designers, sysadmins and … Read more

Microsoft DP-900 certification exam study guide

Microsoft DP-900 exam

Introduction to the Microsoft DP-900 certification exam The Microsoft DP-900 measures the following skills: The passing score for the DP-900 exam is 700. As of this writing (December 2022) the English version of the DP-900 exam was last updated on August 4, 2022. Study curriculum The MS DP-900 certification exam has the following study areas. … Read more

Microsoft Security Summit Greece

Microsoft Security Summit Greece

Given the recent events in Europe, cybersecurity has become imperative as a national and a business priority. Furthermore, governments and organizations are looking to harden their digital networks and protect their critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks. Microsoft’s Security Summit aims to provide key insights on current and future cybersecurity trends, uncover Microsoft’s security strategy and internal … Read more

Microsoft Cloud fundamentals certification exams

Microsoft Cloud fundamentals certification exams

This article provides an overview of all Microsoft Cloud fundamentals certification exams. For more detailed information, refer to the Microsoft documentation and Microsoft Learn links provided in this article as well as review the Cloud Computing School Youtube channel free videos. Microsoft provides free guidance on how to prepare for any certification exam, worthwhile reviewing … Read more

Protecting your online content

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If you are a Web content creator, you know that you will have to face various challenges with securing your content from theft and plagiarism. Whether you create e-books, e-courses, scientific research or artistic content, you need to be aware of a few basic techniques to protect your content’s security and privacy and allow it … Read more

Azure Devops services overview

Azure Devops services overview

The current post presents an Azure Devops services overview, as of late October 2022. Given the dynamic nature of public clouds, this list will most likely change soon in the near future but nevertheless acts as a general point of reference when discussing Azure devops services. You find an overview of all Azure service categories … Read more

Introducing Cloud Business Directory (CBD)

I am happy to announce the beta release of the Cloud Business Directory (CBD) website. Cloud Business Directory is a world-wide directory of Cloud organizations, companies, enterprises and individuals and a cloud business market search engine. Cloud Business Directory provides you with a smart set of tools to showcase your Cloud business and connect to … Read more

How to run the Microsoft certification exam sandbox

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As part of the revamped Microsoft Learn website, Microsoft offers the Exam Sandbox application, so that new Microsoft certification exam taker can demo the actual exam experience. Follow the steps below to run the Microsoft certification exam sandbox. In your Web browser navigate to https://aka.ms/examdemo. Click Yes to accept the terms on the first page … Read more

Microsoft Solution Partner Designations

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Microsoft recently announced that the Microsoft Partner Gold and Silver competencies will be retired on Sep 30, 2022. The recently announced ‘Solution partner designations’ will take effect starting Oct 3, 2022. You should visit the Microsoft Partner portal at https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us/dashboard/mpn/program/solutionspartner/solutionareas/overview to check if you qualify for the new Microsoft Solution Partner designations. Solution Partner Designations … Read more

FSLogix 2201 hotfix 2 (2.9.8228.50276) release

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Last month, the FSLogix 2201 hotfix 2 (2.9.8228.50276) release was made generally available. The fix can be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=104396. The following changes are included in this fix: Resolved an issue that would cause a system crash while reading from meta tracking files in a Cloud Cache configuration. Resolved an issue where a logon would … Read more

Notable cloud magazines and newsletters

Notable cloud magazines and newsletters

Notable cloud magazines and newsletters I have compiled a collection of notable cloud magazines and newsletters which I would like to share with everyone on this blog. My main topics of interest are the following: Windows Server administration Linux Server administration Microsoft Azure administration Microsoft 365 administration Powershell Reading a magazine or newsletter on the … Read more